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Adding color to your garden: Pansies

Pansies are a garden favorite with landscape designer Brent Green. That's because the bloom from spring until the first frost of winter and come in several varieties like the viola.

Pansies are cheery and very easy to take care of if you plant them in the right spot. Brent says, "Pansies love a full sun position in the garden. They love to be planted in a big bedding situation. They also do real well in pots and hanging baskets. And the trick to growing pansies is they bloom so continuously that they can sometimes exhaust themselves. So what you want to do is go through and kick of deadhead, pick out the spent blooms and then you're rewarded by more blooms coming in succession by the hundreds."

Brent says if you are so incline you can also eat pansies, just make sure you wash them thoroughly.

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